Home > Mental health > Brain > News News All sections in Mental Health » Alcohol » Brain » Disorders » Drugs » Living with Mental Illness » Mental Health in SA » Stress » Treatment » Mental Health News New finding challenges old notions about dyslexia Some researchers have suggested in the past that the cerebellum plays a role in dyslexia-related reading problems. Ask CyberShrink » Talk Heart to heart forum » How brain injury affects you Transparent brains When income drops, young adults' brains may suffer A study has shown that income volatility in young adulthood is related to how the brain works in middle age. WATCH | Is there a link between obesity and brain damage? While we are aware of the many effects obesity has on the body, how could it possibly affect the brain? In a first, doctors use robotics to treat brain aneurysm Doctors have conducted the first robotic surgery to treat a brain aneurysm, which could be the first step towards conducting groundbreaking surgery for strokes and other conditions affecting the brain's blood vessels. Does size matter? Volume of brain area not always tied to memory and thinking New research has found that the size of a person's hippocampus doesn't always predict learning and memory abilities. Differences found in brains of kids born to depressed parents A new study found that in children of depressive parents, the part of the brain linked to reward, motivation and the experience of pleasure, was smaller than in other children. Obesity may change the teen brain, MRI study shows There is evidence linking obesity to certain brain structure differences. Recent studies have found evidence of brain tissue 'shrinkage' among people with high levels of body fat. Why parents should raise their children to be bilingual Growing up with two languages is beneficial in more than one way. This is what happens in your brain when you watch horror movies Looking at movies like 'The Conjuring' and 'The Devil’s Backbone', scientists investigate why some people enjoy being frightened. How do we recognise familiar songs almost instantaneously? Music can be used to break through to dementia patients for whom the memory of their favourite tunes appears well-preserved. load more articles advertisement Live healthier Lifestyle » E-cigarettes: Here are five things to know E-cigarettes have become hugely popular in the past decade, but a rash of vaping-linked deaths and illnesses in the US is feeding caution about a product that's already banned in some places. Allergy » Ditch the itch: Researchers find new drug to fight hives A new drug works by targeting an immune system antibody called immunoglobulin E, which is responsible for the allergic reaction that causes hives.